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Jubilarians | Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)

Franciscan Sisters of Mary (FSM)

60th Entrance

Sister Mary Angela Murdaugh

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Entrance: 1962

First profession: 1965

Final profession: 1970

Education: Bachelor’s in nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, 1969

Master’s in midwifery, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1971

Awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2005

Service in the archdiocese: Obstetrics, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles, 1969

Obstetrics, St. Louis City Hospital, St. Louis, 1970

Service outside the archdiocese: Clinical fellowship, St. Vincent’s Hospital for Women and Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971-72

Director and nurse-midwife, Su Clinica Familiar, Raymondville, Texas, 1972-80

Internship, NETWORK, Washington, D.C., 1980

President, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Washington, D.C., 1981-83

Clinical Faculty, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1981-83

Midwife, Holy Family Birthing Center, Weslaco, Texas, 1983-2008

Retreat spiritual director: Texas, 2008-present

About Sister Mary Angela Murdaugh: Sister Angela has received many awards, including Texas Nurse of the Year (1978), the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ highest honor of the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award (1990), and the Social Justice Award (1998). She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame (2002). In October 2008, Sister Angela received the Sage Femme (Wise Woman) Award at the annual conference of the Midwives Alliance of North America. Sister Angela continues to do Kairos Ministry work part time with inmates in the Texas State Prison System today. She loves fishing, gardening, playing cards and solving puzzles. She has especially enjoyed direct service for the poor and the blessing of being with Hispanic families. She loves helping others help themselves.

70th Entrance

Sister Marilyn Jean (Anton Marie) Davis

Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1952

Final profession: 1958

Education: Bachelor’s in accounting, Saint Louis University, 1973

Master’s in business administration, Saint Louis University, 1975

Masters in women’s spirituality, California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, 1999

Certification in bodywork training through Kripalu Center/Yoga, 1993

Certification in the Rosen Method of Bodywork, Rosen Method in Berkeley, California, 2000

Service in the archdiocese:

St. Mary’s Health Center business office, St. Louis, 1952-58, 1970-75, 1984-85

Admissions and patient accounts, St. Mary’s Infirmary, 1958-62

Office manager, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Charles, 1962-65

Treasurer general for the congregation, 1985-95

SSM Health Care Board of Directors, member, 2001-09

The Spiritual Connection, Rosen Method Body Work, 2001-12

Service outside the archdiocese:

Office manager, St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1965-66

Office manager, St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, 1966-70

Financial analyst, St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 1975-83

About Sister Marilyn Jean Davis: Sister Marilyn Jean especially enjoyed her years as budget director for St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. She loves reading and learning new things.

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